The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is accepting applications for their 9-month residential fellowships offered for the 2018-2019 year. Applicants from any country are welcome to apply (applicants from outside the United States must  be able to obtain a J-1 visa). Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.



The Wilson Center consists of over 20 programs, each focusing on a specific region or topic that is critical to United States and/or international policy.

These programs include:

  • Africa Program
  • Asia Program
  • Brazil Institute
  • Canada Institute
  • China Environment Forum
  • Cold War International History Project
  • Digital Futures Project
  • Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Global Europe Program
  • Global Sustainability and Resilience Program
  • History and Public Policy Program
  • Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
  • Kennan Institute (for Russian Studies)
  • Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
  • Latin American Program
  • Maternal Health Initiative
  • Mexico Institute
  • Middle East Program
  • North Korea International Documentation Project
  • Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Polar Initiative
  • Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Women in Public Service Project


The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017. For further information on Fellowship opportunities at the Wilson Center, please visit the Fellowship page.

The Fellowship Application for the 2018-2019 academic year can be found here.

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